Gadgets Galore

I’m not really sure if a salad leaf spinner is ever at the top of anyone’s Christmas lists, but if you’re looking to replace one or just get a fancier one- check out this Zyliss salad spinner.

yes, i was THAT person in the store taking plenty of photos of kitchenware..

Gone are the days of having to physically turn a handle round and round and essentially “whisk” the water off your salad leaves- hey presto, all you need to do now is press this lever down and it does the entire laborious handle turning for you in one swift movement- hooray!

AND, the lever collapses into the lid so it’s not this random awkward thing that you’re not even able to stack things on. (double hooray!)

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Bouillon de boeuf

All this cold weather is really making me wish I knew how to properly make a really hearty, salty, scrumptiously warm and tasty bouillon.

Both my friend and I ordered this wonderful bouillon (basically an awesome stew) from “Le Comptoir” in Paris one evening- with tender chunks of beef cheek, really fresh tasting pieces of macaroni pasta and chunks of vegetables (including pearl onions- YES.) all sitting in this red wine reduction/beef stock mixture that just oozed comfort on a balmy August evening in Paris.

I still don’t even know how we got a table there, every time I’ve ever passed by it’s always jam packed to the max.

But back to the point, I’d really like some a tha’ stew please.